Democratic views VS Republicans views

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I would like to explain the fundamental difference between the two most prevailing political parties, the Democrats and the Republicans, also referred to as the liberals and the conservatives. Because, believe it or not, most people actually don’t know the difference. If you were to approach most people on the street and ask them why they’re a Republican or why they’re a Democrat, their best answers would likely be quite vague and broad. If you asked them why they were voting for a particular Republican or Democratic candidate, they would likely mention things like I think he or she is a good speaker or trust worthy. They may even be able to regurgitate a few party catch phrases, sound bites, or slogans, but they will usually not provide any specific reasons in terms of the issues or party ideology, simply because they don’t know them. Studies have shown that most people vote the way they do primarily because its how a family member or friend of theirs is voting. Studies have also shown that people often cast their vote towards a candidate who they think is going to win, regardless of their political philosophy.

Here is the core difference between Democrats and Republicans, which is actually quite easy to remember. Republicans crave more economic freedom but fight for social and moral regulation, whereas Democrats desire more social freedom, yet fight for economic regulation. You can see that these two parties, or rather political forces, have a Yin-Yang type relationship. This two-party system, regardless of what each may actually be called, is always inevitable to form within any democratic political system and can never be truly lost. These two parties help to provide many of the checks and balances our government needs.

One of the biggest debates between the two parties is how big should the central government be. How strong of a role should government have in our lives? This question has been struggled with as far back as the Founding Fathers and well beyond. The problem is, both parties are in part correct and both are in part incorrect. We need more government in certain areas and less government in other areas. It’s a delicate balancing act.

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